Rock band My Chemical Romance announce reunion concert six years after splitting up
Fans have been hoping for a reunion between vocalist Gerard Way, bassist Mikey Way and guitarists Frank Iero and Ray Toro pretty much since they called it quits back in March 2013.
Grammy-nominated rock band 'My Chemical Romance' announced that they are ending their six-year hiatus and will be reuniting for their first concert since 2013.
The tickets will be going on sale on November 1 afternoon PST for the emo group's 'Return' show which will take place on December 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The band took to their Instagram page to caption their post, "'Like Phantoms Forever...' and 'California 2019'."
Fans have been hoping for a reunion between vocalist Gerard Way, bassist Mikey Way and guitarists Frank Iero and Ray Toro pretty much since they called it quits back in March 2013. MCR's reunion had initially hinted on September 7 when 'The Get Up Kids' had taken to Twitter to share that the keyboardist James Dewees was no longer a member and gave no explanation. After their 2013 breakup, Way had revealed that everyone had remained amicable.
He also said that the fans should not "count a reunion out". While speaking to Billboard in 2017, he shared, "But at the same time everybody's doing stuff in their lives now that they're really enjoying. In some ways I don't really miss it; It had gotten so big it was very unwieldy. It took a toll on my mental life and personal life. "
"The thing I'm happiest about right now is everybody's relationships with each other are really strong. That's more important than anything else to me," he continued. Many fans and followers took to social media to express their delight and excitement at the announcement.
One fan shared, "I just got so emo I fell apart. Seriously. Best Halloween ever omg". Another added, "im crying I can't. It was all true !!! I was right all those months ago! I'm fucking sobbing. It was worth staying alive for 😭❤️ they're back CAN YA HEAR ME?! ❤️❤️".
Earlier on this year, Way and guitarist Ray Toro had recorded covers of Simon & Garfunkel's Hazy Shade Of Winter and The Turtles' Happy Together for the Netflix show 'The Umbrella Academy'. While the band was active, My Chemical Romance released four full-length albums, the last being Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys in 2010.